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New York Magazine’s Feature On Terry Richardson Is Just As Depressing As Expected

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New York* magazine’s feature on Terry Richardson is here and it paints an even more disturbing picture of the creepy photographer.

I knew about the numerous sexual abuse accusations against him, but nothing about the extent to which Richardson is a seriously disturbed person. New York recounts how Richardson used to hear voices in his head; he has attempted to commit suicide numerous times, starting when he was 14. He’s a former heroin addict who has relapsed throughout his life. He’s been violent since childhood, once getting arrested after throwing his own mother across the room. None of these are reasons to discount any talent people might see in his work, of course. (Personally, I think his work is overrated.) But they all seem like good reasons to me for Richardson not to have quite as much power and influence as he does, and particularly not to spend much time around barely-legal young women. Keep reading »

New York Magazine Allegedly Working On Piece Positing Terry Richardson Is Innocent

  • New York magazine is allegedly working on a cover story that portrays celebrity photographer Terry Richardson sympathetically against claims from young models that he has sexually assaulted and coerced them, according to a source who spoke to Jezebel. Richardson has previously called allegations against him a “witch hunt.” The source told Jez that “the girls have no idea that they are going to be the losers.” We’ll have to wait and see. [Jezebel]
  • Usher has spoken up to defend his protege Justin Bieber: “I can tell you that he hasn’t always chosen the path of his greatest potential, but he is unequivocally not a racist.” [The Grio]
  • Kris Jenner said that she “never really gave [it] a second thought” that Jay Z and Beyoncé didn’t show up to Kanye and Kim’s wedding. Yeah, right. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

10 Revelations From Joe Jonas’s New York Magazine Confessional

10 Revelations From Joe Jonas's New York Magazine Confessional

In fairness, practically every word of Joe Jonas’s first-person piece in New York magazine is a revelation to me, as I have basically gone out of my way not to know anything about the Jonas Brothers other than Nick is the hottest one. But I have had some assumptions about the JoBros in general based on what little has managed to slip through, and this incredibly juicy profile of the middle Jonas squashed almost all of them. Perhaps there is nothing new here for fans, but I’m pretty sure most of y’all don’t walk among us anyway. Keep reading »

Why It’s A Good Thing That Men Are Reflecting About Masturbation

Masturbation Myths
Dr. V dispels some common self love lies. Read More »
Anti-Masturbation
This is an antique anti-masturbation device. Read More »
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Amelia's new favorite male porn star is Manuel Ferrara. Read More »

“I’m resetting my dick and my brain,” said Greg Barris of his decision to give up porn, sex and masturbation.

Barris is one of the men featured in New York magazine’s piece about the male anti-masturbation movement. According to the piece, a number of men are reflecting on their masturbation habits — even abstaining from “fapping” altogether in order to be able to perform better with women and to be better men in general.

Thirty-two-year-old Henry compared the feeling of not masturbating for a long period of time to being on antidepressants. He reported feeling more alert, younger and far more attracted to women, better able to communicate with them, better able to perform in bed.

In my personal sexual experience, I’ve found this introspection about porn, masturbation and sexual performance, to be a growing trend amongst the men I sleep with. More than three of my sexual partners have expressed the sentiment that “porn is screwing me up.” Keep reading »

New York Magazine’s Incredible Hurricane Sandy Cover

Suck It Sandy!
Just a little note on staying safe during the hurricane. Read More »
Inappropriate Tweets
From celebrities during Hurricane Sandy. Read More »
Stuck At Home
When you start going crazy because you haven't left your house. Read More »

Such an astonishing photo, which shows how half of Manhattan went black when the power went out following Hurricane Sandy. There are still many people without power, heat, and hot water who need our help, so please check out this list of resources. [NYMag.com]

The Soapbox: Please, Can “Hipster Sexism” Not Be A Thing?

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Oooh, that was a poor life choice, Lena Dunham. Read More »
Is Chivalry Sexist?
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Is being a gentleman actually really sexist? Read More »
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All of The Frisky's posts about sexism. Read More »

I have very mixed feelings about a piece on NYMag.com’s blog about “hipster sexism.” The authors Alissa Quart and Lauren Sandler author Alissa Quart described “hipster sexism” as:

Hipster Sexism consists of the objectification of women but in a manner that uses mockery, quotation marks, and paradox … ads, photographs, television shows, films, and T-shirts, which represent young women being defined, but always ironically — with a wink and a nod — by their sexuality and/or bodies.

Old Sexists (or Classic Sexists), they explain, are Republicans in Congress — people my parents’ age — whose outdated beliefs about gender and sexuality could be attributed to just not getting with the times. Hipster sexists “should know better,” the authors write, but don’t, and try to pass it off as funny and/or ironic.

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The Church Of Kim Kardashian: New York Magazine Wades Deep In Shallow Water

Kim And Kanye
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West photo
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have formed an axis of evil. Read More »
Kim's 2011 Resolution
Kim's 2011 resolution was to stay single. Read More »

The kingdom of Kim Kardashian has been denounced more frequently and more publicly than any other celebrity name in recent history. There’s something about this family — their wholly public lives played out on screen like a strange, awkwardly scripted melodrama? Their unrepentant groveling for fame and media attention? The sex tape reportedly executed to the very hilt by mom? — that coaxes other people into the belief that they are simply fodder for negativity, as if any and all malice and disapproval has been well-earned. Forget turning a blind eye and the tired adage of “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” (what a bore), because what else can we come to expect as a general reaction to a family, converging upon one woman, at once grossly infantilized and boorishly sexualized, who has made fame itself its trade? Keep reading »

Inspiring Quotes From New York Mag’s Fiona Apple Interview

Fiona's Crazy Video
Fiona Apple
Why is Fiona Apple wearing an octopus on her head? Read More »
Fiona's Still Angry
NYT Fiona Apple photo
Fiona Apple is our angry little spirit animal. Read More »

Confession: Last night, I read the New York magazine piece, “I Just Want to Feel Everything’: Hiding Out With Fiona Apple Musical Hermit,” not once, but three times. I think it was one of the best music interviews I’ve read in a long time. I’ve always been a Fiona Apple fan. Tidal came out my first year of college and I think I listened to the CD (we still had CDs back then) until it cracked. “The Child Is Gone,” my favorite track on the album, inspired me to turn some of my poems into songs. Back then, I thought I was going to be a performer. And actually, my voice is similar to Fiona’s, we have that brassy alto thing going on. Though I went down a different path, I’ve followed Fiona’s career, owned all of her albums, and came to think of her as the woman living my phantom dream existence. I can’t help but be inspired by the way she hermits herself for years and reemerges with a brilliant new album with an octopus on her head.  She can continue to rant about stuff, smoke hash out of a champagne flute and cloister herself off from the world all she wants. And I will watch admiringly from afar, living vicariously through the abandon with which she flings herself into her work. Below, some of my favorite quotes from the interview. Keep reading »

New York Magazine Acknowledges The Feminist Blogosphere

Growing up in the suburban Northeast, I didn’t fit in. At my large, mostly-white, upper-middle-class high school, I wasn’t the funniest, the smartest, the most charming, or the prettiest: therefore, I didn’t really exist. Other kids cared about their Abercrombie & Fitch polos, what went down at the last Dave Matthews Band concert, and the Jettas they would pick out on their 16th birthday. That wasn’t me at all. I had tons of books on my shelves, a stud in my tongue, and every single Ani Di Franco album in existence. For three whole years, I mostly just rattled around in my own head.

Then, in the year 2000, when I was 16 and in junior year, my dad put the computer in our family room on the Internet. (This was back in the the Dark Ages when a family usually had one computer, it was shared by everyone, and it was usually a desktop.)  I don’t know how I found my way there, exactly, but I soon discovered gURL.com, “a teen site and community for teen girls.” On gURL.com I could read about dating and sex and birth control (not that I had use for much of that information just yet) and talk with other teen girls in the site’s chat rooms. And through links on gURL.com, I found my way to other websites that interested me. Pretty soon, my budding-feminist-self read all about things they didn’t discuss in school — abortion rights and the Taliban  — on Salon.com and websites for the Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. Magazine. Keep reading »

10 Suggested Names For Brad Pitt’s New Hairdo

The lovely Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are on the latest cover of New York magazine, talking about their movie “Moneyball” that opens on September 23rd. Brad looked kinda sexy on the cover—sort of a reversion to his “Legends of the Fall” self. However, inside, I was deeply troubled with this image. What the heck is going on with his hair? After the jump, some names for Brad’s new hairstyle. Which we’re sure will catch on as hardcore as The Rachel. Keep reading »

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